DAY RIDE: from 45,000 CLP per person

Looking for things to do around Santiago? Want to see the Andes mountains? A horseback riding day trip is top of the list of things to do in Santiago, winter or summer! Let us take you on a fantastic day tour on horseback into the Andes near Santiago. Suitable for first time riders or experienced horse riders. Come with the specialists! See the extraordinary beauty and majesty of the Andes, meet the locals, and see the real Chile.

Private horseback tour: 75,000 CLP per person

A ride tailored for experienced riders who want to cover the ground and see as much as possible of the Andes mountains. Our horses are good quality and well cared for, strong Chilean corralero horses some of which are thoroughbred. Our guides are first class horsemen who love the mountains which they have worked since childhood.

Valle engorda on horseback

A ride through Valle Engorda on horseback, the Fattening Valley, takes us through rivers and areas full of flowers with a view of Volcan San Jose. In Valle Engorda on horseback we have to cross the river twice. In wet years there are beautiful, special flowers in a patch near one of the crossings. There is […]

Mutisia flower – Red

Mutisia, a type of clavel de campo, Asteraceae family. The flowers in the cordillera are totally unexpected and unusual. They are often quite fleshy and exotic looking and flower abundantly in the dust of the semi-desert terrain. The mutisia flower is especially beautiful and often grows up through the branches of  a shrub, making itself […]

Arriero – Chilean cowboys in the andes

Arriero Rigo riding in the Andes mountains near Santiago, Chile. Arrieros in Chile come low in the employment hierarchy. They are paid and treated more or less the same as agricultural labourers in Britain. This has always surprised me as they have very specialist skills. I suppose in the days when horses were in normal […]

Fossil Lake Ride: La Rubilla

The Fossil Lake Ride This is the most challenging ride as although it is not difficult or dangerous, it is a steep climb, not advised if you suffer from vertigo or are unfit. The horses do not find it hard but they need to rest from time to time as we climb the altitude very […]

Marmolejo Horseback Ride

Marmolejo mountain, seen in left fork as we ride up the valley Engorda Marmolejo is the highest mountain in the Cajon del Maipo and is the southernmost peak in the world that is over 6000m . This ride involves negotiating rivers which adds a touch of drama even though they are not difficult to cross and […]

Morado National Park: Glacier Ride

Lunch by the frozen lake at the foot of the hanging glacier El Morado (not the Morado National park) The Morado National Park of Chile, accessed from Bano Morales, is famous for its red river and its glacier. Many tourists visit it, but we take a different approach, where you will see almost nobody except […]